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September 18, 2018

As a government, our goal is to provide easily accessible, integrated, and trusted public services to Canadians. However, we can only accomplish this if we move past massive projects with rigid designs that are built in silos, with minimal input from our users.

The Digital Standards form the foundation that will guide the Government of Canada's shift towards becoming more agile, open, and user-focused. Canada's inclusion in the D7, a group of leading digital nations, signals the importance of this shift, to harness the power of digital technologies for the benefit of citizens.

Continue reading "Improving government services in the digital age"...

September 13, 2018

It’s been roughly 3 months since we released the Policy Implementation Notice (PIN) on the Policy on Acceptable Network and Device Use (PANDU), so I figured now would be a good time for an update on how this exercise is going across the Government of Canada (GC).

Continue reading "Update on direction to enable access to web services"...

August 28, 2018

As the President recently announced, the Government of Canada is taking steps towards the creation of a new pay system. It’s important and exciting work, and we’re committed to doing things differently. We’re exploring options for a next generation HR and pay system that can eventually replace Phoenix.

Continue reading "Next Generation HR-to-Pay, and how we’re going to do things differently"...

August 17, 2018

The Honourable Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, was recently appointed the first Minister of Digital Government, just one of several fundamental changes the Government of Canada (GC) has made in the last year to adopt a more focused digital approach. With so much positive change happening in the public service, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come and what lies ahead of us. Continue reading "Open as a Foundation for Digital Government"...

August 10, 2018

On the heels of the Prime Minister announcing that the President of the Treasury Board would assume an expanded role as the first Canadian Minister of Digital Government, I want to provide you with an update on our efforts to develop a new Digital Policy that will help transition the Government of Canada into the digital era.

Continue reading "Our continuing journey to develop the rules and guidance for a digital government"...